SA-based AsaDuru wins Nigeria Genome Centre rammed earth contract
SA-based AsaDuru wins Nigeria Genome Centre rammed earth contract

AsaDuru has been awarded a contract to build 972m2 of stabilised rammed earth (SRE) walls for the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) at Redeemer's University in Nigeria. The project is funded by the World Bank.

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Bright times lie ahead for black-owned concrete business
Bright times lie ahead for black-owned concrete business

Bright by name. Bright by nature. Bright through sheer hard work and dogged determination participated in the Sasol Siyazenzela Youth Programme (SSYB) in 2015, facilitated with the assistance of female-owned Tushiyah Advisory Services.

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Day Zero moved to 9 July
Day Zero moved to 9 July

Good news for Cape Town, Day Zero has been shifted to 9 July, the city's deputy mayor Ian Neilson confirmed today, 20 February.

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Day Zero is meant to cut Cape Town's water use: what is it, and is it working?
Day Zero is meant to cut Cape Town's water use: what is it, and is it working?

The City of Cape Town has introduced the idea of Day Zero to focus everyone's attention on managing water consumption as tightly as possible by cajoling water consumers into reducing usage. Day Zero is when most of the city's taps will be switched off - literally.

By Kevin Winter 2 days ago

Smart building data makes business sense
Smart building data makes business sense

Buildings have become so much more than brick, mortar and glass. They are smart business tools which assist organisations to achieve their business objectives. Today's buildings are essentially technology centres, embedded with complex networks of connected devices and systems. The constant flow of data that these devices (or end points) generate, typically through internet protocol (IP) interfaces, provide businesses with the information that enables seamless and efficient functionality.

By Neil Cameron 2 days ago

Paris “under water” and other European cities facing drastic climate change should trigger planners to think urban spaces differently. ,
When climate comes unhinged, we need to rethink how to build our cities

In late January 2018, Paris seemed to be drowning. Both the Seine and the Marne rivers overflowed for their banks, forcing some suburban city-dwellers to have to row to reach their houses, while the iconic Zouave statue on the Pont d'Alma was even given a life-vest. That was just before snow engulfed the French capital.

By Dagmar Haase 3 days ago

New construction-focused academy launches
New construction-focused academy launches

Afribiz Academy is a new tertiary education institution launching in Johannesburg and specialising in technical training within the construction industry.

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Metro exploring new ways to reduce water and electricity losses
Metro exploring new ways to reduce water and electricity losses

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is on a mission to reduce water and electricity losses through a partnership with the SA Revenue Protection Association (Sarpa).

By Siyamtanda Capa 3 days ago

Jan Smuts Avenue to be upgraded
Jan Smuts Avenue to be upgraded

The Johannesburg Road Agency has developed a draft design for the upgrading of Jan Smuts Avenue to a dual carriageway from Northwold Drive to Bolton Drive and from 8th Avenue to Kent Road in Rosebank.

By Penwell Dlamini 16 Feb 2018

The real reason why cities in sub-Saharan Africa aren't issuing municipal bonds
The real reason why cities in sub-Saharan Africa aren't issuing municipal bonds

Cities around the world have been financing their long-term investment needs through municipal bonds for centuries. The first recorded transaction occurred in Genoa in 1150. More recently, in the US, over $111bn were issued in November and December last year for infrastructure, pension obligations and other critical needs across the country.

By Jeremy Gorelick 16 Feb 2018

Looking through semi-transparent cells – one day these could be big enough to make windows. UNSW, author provided
Semi-transparent solar cells: A window to the future?

Can you see a window as you are reading this article?

By Matthew Wright and Mushfika Baishakhi Upama 15 Feb 2018

Construction merger raises questions
Construction merger raises questions

The Competition Commission has approved, with conditions, the "mergers" - in the form of "economic alliances" - of Raubex, Stefanutti Stocks and Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO) and their respective groups of "emerging contractors".

By Mark Allix 15 Feb 2018

R440m invested in road construction in Mamelodi
R440m invested in road construction in Mamelodi

The Gauteng Provincial Government will invest R440m on a road construction project on the K54 (Tsamaya Road) in Mamelodi, Tshwane east.

15 Feb 2018